The American Society of Cinematographers

Loyalty • Progress • Artistry

ASC Members To Share Experiences and Expertise at Two Industry Panels;

The Art & Craft of Cinematography Slated for J.L. Fisher Open House and Cine Gear Expo

May 14, 2012

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) continues its mission of inspiring the next generation of cinematographers and advancing the art of filmmaking through upcoming industry panels on May 19 at J.L. Fisher, and June 2 at Cine Gear Expo.

For the May 19 event, ASC members will convene at 2:30 p.m. at J.L. Fisher to discuss the current state of visual storytelling. Slated to speak are: Stephen H. Burum, ASC; James L. Carter, ASC; George Spiro Dibie, ASC; Michael Goi, ASC; Karl Walter Lindenlaub, ASC; David Mullen, ASC; Daniel Pearl, ASC; Dante Spinotti, ASC, AIC; and Amy Vincent, ASC.*

The J.L. Fisher Annual Mixer and BBQ Lunch is an event held in conjunction with the ASC, ICG and SOC. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1000 West Isabel Street in Burbank. No RSVP required. For more information, go to

The June 2 panel at Cine Gear Expo will be held at 1 p.m. in the Sherry Lansing Theater. ASC members will delve into the artistic nature of cinematography, using real-world examples to demonstrate the process of creating a visual style for projects based on each member’s experiences. The panel will feature: Dion Beebe, ASC, ACS; Stephen H. Burum, ASC; Patrick Cady, ASC; James L. Carter, ASC; George Spiro Dibie, ASC; Michael Goi, ASC; Karl Walter Lindenlaub, ASC; Donald A. Morgan, ASC; Dave Perkal, ASC; Roberto Schaefer, ASC; Dante Spinotti, ASC, AIC; and Haskell Wexler, ASC.*

Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles is held at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood. Registration in advance is free for attendees. Visit for details.

Both panel discussions are structured so that questions from the audience drive the conversations, and will be moderated by Dibie, chairman of the ASC Education and Public Outreach Committee for the organization.

“As production and postproduction become more intertwined in today’s filmmaking environments, the role of the cinematographer as artist of the images is more important than ever,” says Dibie. “The ASC is dedicated to supporting emerging filmmakers, sharing our knowledge, and collaborating with all departments in the creation of moving images.”

Dibie notes that ASC members frequently speak at colleges and universities around the world, as well as at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood, where many film school students join members for intimate dialogues regarding movie-making.

“We open our doors to anyone studying screenwriting, directing, producing, design, acting, etc. because it takes a collective effort to succeed in the process of telling a story for the screen with compelling visuals,” adds Dibie.

*Panelists are subject to change